Thursday, July 25, 2013

July 25: Roseanne Sings National Anthem

On this date in History ... July 25, 1990:  

Roseanne Barr sings the National Anthem at San Diego Padre game on “Working Women’s Night.” 

It drew high criticism because of her blatant off key rendition and the crotch-grab at the end of the song. Just a few weeks earlier, Tom Werner, Executive Producer of the “Roseanne” TV show, had purchased the Padres. Time magazine voted her the worst Anthem singing of all time. She makes fun of herself and her singing in her show, shown in this clip (at marker 2:30). 

In the final two seasons of her show, she was paid over $40 million, making her the 2nd highest paid woman in show business at the time, after Oprah Winfrey.

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